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  • Getting Health Care Kinks Fixed Worth Effort

    "We're not in Kansas anymore," said the smirking congressman from Texas, pleased with his own witlessness. Rep. Joe Barton, a Republican, was addressing Kathleen Sebelius, a former governor of Kansas, now secretary of health and human services, who is...
  • The bulbs they are a-changin'

    The bulbs they are a-changin'
    Lighting is changing fast. Incandescents as we know them are on the way out. It may be confusing for a while. But in the end, your wallet will thank you. And so will the planet. Walk down today's lighting aisle, and it's intimidating. Incandescents....
  • US Rep Joe Barton Touts Nuclear Power's Safety

    US Rep Joe Barton Touts Nuclear Power's Safety
    The images of devastation in Japan seem unimaginable in north Texas. "Obviously, in Texas, it's very unlikely we're going to have an earthquake and a tsunami, certainly not here in Glen Rose," said US Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas). There are...
  • Emanuel says he'll testify if called before Congress on Solyndra

    Emanuel says he'll testify if called before Congress on Solyndra
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said that if asked, he will appear before a Congressional panel investigating the now-bankrupt solar power firm Solyndra. “Listen, if I’m called I’ll testify,” Emanuel said during an unrelated news...
  • Rep. Barton criticizes FCC Commissioner Copps over speech on media

     
    Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), an influential member of the House Commerce Committee, is upset with Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps over a speech the regulator gave last week at Columbia University's School of Journalism and an interview...
  • Key lawmakers press Facebook on privacy concerns about user phone numbers and addresses [Updated]

     
    Reps. Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.), major congressional players on privacy issues, wrote to Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday expressing concerns about the social networking site's plans to share user addresses...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did the Governor of Colorado lose Pikes Peak in a football bet?

     
    FOOTBALL LEGEND: The Governor of Colorado lost Pikes Peak to Texas in a football bet. Bets between politicians are a common tradition in the world of professional sports. Just this past year, before the Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series......
  • House votes to block enforcement of light bulb rules

     
    A spending bill aimed at preventing a federal government shutdown would block enforcement of new energy-efficiency rules for light bulbs, letting old-style incandescent bulbs stay around a bit longer. The provision was a high priority of congressional...
  • Ban the BCS championship? Texas congressman says yes

     
    Texas Rep. Joe Barton introduced a law to ban the BSC championship game and replace it with a playoff system to determine college football's national champion....
  • House passes children's health insurance bill; Obama plans same-day signing

    The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill extending health coverage to 4 million uninsured children, giving President Barack Obama a much-needed win on health care and taking a first step toward his promise of universal coverage. The...
  • Insurers refuse to limit policy cancellations

    Executives of three of the nation's largest health insurers told federal lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday that they would continue canceling medical coverage for some sick policyholders, despite withering criticism from Republican and Democratic members...